Pros And Cons Of Getting A Divorce


Many North Carolina couples whose marriages are foundering are at a loss as to how to proceed. While there may be good reasons for getting a divorce, the best option for some may actually be to work on their issues and stay married. For those who have kids, staying married may be beneficial as it also keeps the family together.

Staying married may also make sense for those who may not be able to manage a household on their own. Health reasons may also make splitting up an unpopular option as stress could lead to illness and other problems before and after the divorce. While there may be good reasons for staying put, this assumes that both sides can work through their issues. Those who are in abusive relationships are generally better off leaving their partner.

The same may be true for those who have experienced infidelity in their relationship as it could lead to years of hurt feelings, resentment and trust issues. Divorce may also be the best option for someone who has a partner struggling with addiction. If the person won’t get help, it may be difficult to remain in a loving and productive relationship because the addiction generally controls the person’s thoughts and emotions.

The end of a marriage is often a confusing, stressful and emotional time for those who are going through it. Many just want to get the process over with as quickly as possible in order to get on with their lives, but this can sometimes lead to a person making concessions in property division that will be ruinous later. A family law attorney can often be of assistance in providing a calm head to an estranged spouse during settlement negotiations.